The GM3HAM/P contest group of the LRS took part in the RSGB 2m Trophy Contest from our usual site in the hills near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway. The main innovation was the use of a 2 x 17-element M2 beam providing high gain with good beamwidth. Rig: FT-736R + valve linear 400W. Entry: 

Valid QSOs: 239

Claimed points: 85552

Best DX: OZ1BEF at 851km.

Countries: G, GM, GI, GW, GU, F, ON, PA, DL & OZ

After a nice Saturday, the Sunday Wx was dreadful with 3in deep water in the Scout tent.  

Friday night dinner etc in the Masonic Arms - Pete GM4BYF, Alan GM3PSP, Peter GM4DTH, Danny GM6CMQ, Mike GM4IGS and Norrie GM1CNH. On Saturday morning we were joined by Andy MM0FMF and on Sunday morning by Brian GM8BJF. REPORT.

LRS Member Pete GM4BYF had a well-stocked table of ju.. surplus equipment for sale. (Hold the front page)! 

General view of the Mini-Rally 


We have just learned of two YouTube videos of our good friend Terry GM3WUX demonstrating his 6-element 4 metre quad antenna at a meeting of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. Click for:

Video 1   Video 2

The GM3HAM/P Contest Group of the Lothians Radio Society had another excellent result in RSGB VHF NFD in 2017. Operating in the Restricted Section we were:

Leading Scottish station (Cockenzie Quaich)

1st Place on 50MHz (Certificate)

1st Place on 70MHz (Certificate)

4th Place on 144MHz

3rd Place on 1.2GHz

Congratulations to all the operators.

Click for full table of results.



There were nine LRS members at PN4 on 23rd August including Alan GM3PSP who took this photo.

During the summer break in July and August we held our Summer Pub Nights at 'Wee' Bennet's Bar on the corner of Maxwell St at Morningside Station at 8:00pm on normal club nights - Wednesdays 12th & 26th July and 9th & 23rd August. More PN Photos.


PN1 on 12th July was the best attended.

PN2 on 26th July.